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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Hoge's Ground Snake
Portuguese: Cobra-Corredeira 
SynonymLygophis paucidens HOGE 1953: 189
Liophis paucidens — DIXON 1980
Liophis paucidens — DIXON 1989
Lygophis paucidens — ZAHER et al. 2009
Lygophis paucidens — WALLACH et al. 2014: 413
Lygophis paucidens — NOGUEIRA et al. 2019 
DistributionBrazil (Goias, Mato Grosso, Piauí, Pernambuco, Paríba, Distrito Federal), Paraguay

Type locality: Mato Verde, Estado de Goiás, Brazil.  
TypesHolotype: IBSP (= IB) 12016 (orig. MNRJ), a 484 mm female (H. Sick, 24 Sept. 1948). 
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  • Cacciali, Pier; Norman J. Scott, Aida Luz Aquino Ortíz, Lee A. Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith 2016. The Reptiles of Paraguay: Literature, Distribution, and an Annotated Taxonomic Checklist. SPECIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MUSEUM OF SOUTHWESTERN BIOLOGY, NUMBER 11: 1–373 - get paper here
  • Cacciali, Pier; Paul Smith, Anna Källberg, Helen Pheasey and Karina Atkinson 2012. First record of Lygophis paucidens Hoge 1952 (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from Paraguay. Herpetology Notes 5: 91-92
  • Ceron, Karoline; Sarah Mângia, Thaís B. Guedes, Diego Janisch Alvares, Matheus O. Neves, Matheus De Toledo Moroti, Natália Torello, Márcio Borges-Martins, Vanda L. Ferreira & Diego J. Santana 2021. Ecological Niche Explains the Sympatric Occurrence of Lined Ground Snakes of the Genus Lygophis (Serpentes, Dipsadidae) in the South American Dry Diagonal. Herpetologica Sep 2021 Vol. 77, No. 3: 239-248 - get paper here
  • Dixon, J. R. 1980. The neotropical colubrid snake genus Liophis. The generic concept. Milwaukee Public Museum Contributions in Biology and Geology 31: 1-40 - get paper here
  • Dixon, James R. 1989. A key and checklist to the neotropical snake genus Liophis with country lists and maps. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (79): 1-40 - get paper here
  • Franca, F.G.R.; Daniel O. Mesquita, Cristiano C. Nogueira, and Alexandre F. B. Araújo 2008. Phylogeny and Ecology Determine Morphological Structure in a Snake Assemblage in the Central Brazilian Cerrado. Copeia 2008 (1): 23-38 - get paper here
  • Freire, E. M. X., Kolodiuk, M. F., Gogliath, M., Kokubum, M. N. D. C., Rêgo, B. D. P., Ribeiro, M. M., ... & Sales, R. F. D. 2023. The herpetofauna of priority highland areas for conservation of the Caatinga in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, northeastern Brazil. Biota Neotropica, 23, e20221395 - get paper here
  • Gonzalez R. C. et al. 2020. Lista dos Nomes Populares dos Répteis no Brasil – Primeira Versão. Herpetologia Brasileira 9 (2): 121 – 214 - get paper here
  • GUEDES, THAÍS B.; CRISTIANO NOGUEIRA & OTAVIO A. V. MARQUES 2014. Diversity, natural history, and geographic distribution of snakes in the Caatinga, Northeastern Brazil. Zootaxa 3863 (1): 001–093 - get paper here
  • Hoge, A. R. 1953. Notas erpetólogicas. 1a. Contribuicao ao conhecimento dos ofidios do Brasil Central. Memórias do Instito Butantan 24 (2): 179-214 [1952] - get paper here
  • Lema, Thales de 1989. Serpentes do complexo Liophis lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758) no Brasil nordeste (Serpentes, Colubridae: Colubrinae). Acta Biologica Leopoldensia 11 (2): 251-271
  • Madella-Auricchio, Cláudia Renata; Paulo Auricchio Enio Saraiva Soares 2017. Reptile species composition in the Middle Gurguéia and comparison with inventories in the eastern Parnaíba River Basin, State of Piauí, Brazil. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 57(28): 375-386, - get paper here
  • Nogueira, Cristiano C.; Antonio J.S. Argôlo, Vanesa Arzamendia, Josué A. Azevedo, Fausto E. Barbo, Renato S. Bérnils, Bruna E. Bolochio, Marcio Borges-Martins, Marcela Brasil-Godinho, Henrique Braz, Marcus A. Buononato, Diego F. Cisneros-Heredia, 2019. Atlas of Brazilian snakes: verified point-locality maps to mitigate the Wallacean shortfall in a megadiverse snake fauna. South American J. Herp. 14 (Special Issue 1):1-274 - get paper here
  • Serrano, F. A. C., Vieira-Alencar, J. P. S., Diaz-Ricaurte, J. C. and Nogueira, C. C. 2020. Mapping local and regional distribution of Lygophis paucidens Hoge, 1952 (Serpentes, Dipsadidae), an elusive snake from the sandy savannas of Brazil and Paraguay. Check List 16: 75-81. - get paper here
  • Silva, Marcélia Basto da; Wáldima Alves da Rocha, Janete Diane Nogueira-Paranhos 2016. Checklist of reptiles of the Amazonia-Caatinga-Cerrado ecotonal zone in eastern Maranhão, Brazil. Herpetology Notes 9: 7-14 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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